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GILLIERS, Joseph. Le cannameliste français, ou nouvelle instruction pour ceux qui desirent d'apprendre l'office. Nancy: Abel-Denis Cusson...et se vend à Lunéville, chez l'auteur, 1751. 4° (240 x 183mm). Additional engraved title and 13 folding plates by Lotha after Dupuis, engraved arms of the dedicatee, duc de Tenczin Ossolinski, on *2r (7 plates torn and repaired, light flaws in several leaves with very slight damage to text in I3, slight worming in inner blank margins from H1-K4, these quires probably from another copy, some spotting and staining). Modern calf-backed boards. Provenance: faded library stamp on title-verso and N2v.
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GILLIERS, Joseph. Le cannameliste français, ou nouvelle instruction pour ceux qui desirent d'apprendre l'office. Nancy: Abel-Denis Cusson...et se vend à Lunéville, chez l'auteur, 1751. 4° (240 x 183mm). Additional engraved title and 13 folding plates by Lotha after Dupuis, engraved arms of the dedicatee, duc de Tenczin Ossolinski, on *2r (7 plates torn and repaired, light flaws in several leaves with very slight damage to text in I3, slight worming in inner blank margins from H1-K4, these quires probably from another copy, some spotting and staining). Modern calf-backed boards. Provenance: faded library stamp on title-verso and N2v.

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GILLIERS, Joseph. Le cannameliste français, ou nouvelle instruction pour ceux qui desirent d'apprendre l'office. Nancy: Abel-Denis Cusson...et se vend à Lunéville, chez l'auteur, 1751. 4° (240 x 183mm). Additional engraved title and 13 folding plates by Lotha after Dupuis, engraved arms of the dedicatee, duc de Tenczin Ossolinski, on *2r (7 plates torn and repaired, light flaws in several leaves with very slight damage to text in I3, slight worming in inner blank margins from H1-K4, these quires probably from another copy, some spotting and staining). Modern calf-backed boards. Provenance: faded library stamp on title-verso and N2v.

FIRST EDITION of Gilliers' treatise, in alphabetical order, of the art of candying fruit and sculpting it, equally appreciated, according to Vicaire, by those interested in gastronomy and by artists and goldsmiths for the fine plates illustrating contemporary French table pieces. Gilliers was the chief confectioner to Stanislav I Leszczynski, the King of Poland then living in France. Vicaire 404-06.
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